A Study in Sherlock

Are you an ardent fan of Sherlock Holmes and his detective adventures? Can you not get enough of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best creation and the multitude of adaptations that have followed? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are in for a visual treat starting the first day of school this spring semester.

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents the new exhibit “A Study in Sherlock” that covers a spectrum of materials that were inspired by the Sherlock stories. See a diverse display of trivia, parody, pastiche, pop culture, ephemera, and academic works sure to delight the Sherlockian in everyone.

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Comics and graphic novels have featured Holmes and Watson over the decades. The Culinary Institute of America created a dinner around Sherlock and the University of Tulsa presented an evening of Sherlockian music in 1982. In an attempt to showcase some of the interesting works, some┬áselected works of pastiche that are accounts from Dr.Watson’s eye on display.

Falling outside of the other sections of Sherlockian literature and artifacts are a myriad of ephemera and pop culture pieces presented here. Holmes presented such a captivating character that children and adults alike have enjoyed him in all aspects. Puzzle books, address books, trivia, games, and pop culture references abound since Doyle first introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes. We also have cherry-picked a set of interesting and visually captivating pieces of memorabilia.

This exhibit is housed in Special Collections on the fifth floor of McFarlin Library building. It is free and open to public from the 8th of January through to the 18th of March, 2016. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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